The Volcano Registry: Names, Locations, Descriptions and Histories for Over 1500 Sites

The Volcano Registry: Names, Locations, Descriptions and Histories for Over 1500 Sites

by Harris M. III Lentz
     
 

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From quiet underwater craters to mountains that violently spew lava and ash, more than 1,500 of the world's volcanoes are featured in this book. The volcanoes are arranged alphabetically, from Abek in Chad to Zuni-Bandera in New Mexico. Entries include information on the name of the volcano and the name's origin; geographical location; longitudinal and latitudinal

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From quiet underwater craters to mountains that violently spew lava and ash, more than 1,500 of the world's volcanoes are featured in this book. The volcanoes are arranged alphabetically, from Abek in Chad to Zuni-Bandera in New Mexico. Entries include information on the name of the volcano and the name's origin; geographical location; longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates; physical description and type; and a summary of activity, including information on the most recent eruptions and the damage done by the volcano throughout its history. The introduction presents criteria for inclusion and definitions of frequently used terms. The entries are both easy to understand and thorough, making them accessible to new students of the volcano and those already well aware of the power of these awesome natural wonders. Appendices list unnamed volcanoes, features previously believed to be volcanoes, generic terms used in volcano names, and volcanoes found on Jupiter's moon Io. The bibliography allows for further research.

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Midwest Book Review
an important and highly desirable addition
Reference Reviews
useful
Reference & User Services Quarterly
a good reference work...lists alphabetically by name approximately fifteen hundred volcanoes that have been active within the last ten thousand years

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786493593
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/30/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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